Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) - Greater Chattanooga Area


At the McNabb Center, our mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve."  Do you see yourself as a part of this life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and motivated professional for the following position: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Greater Chattanooga Area


The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse is responsible for the delivery and oversight of psychiatric care to assigned patients involved in medication services provided. Provides primary and behavioral health assessments and pharmacotherapy to patients in individual appointments as well as working with a team of providers to address other related clinical and administrative patient needs. Provides all clinical services under the McNabb Center Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Protocol. An essential job function is to be reliable, predictable, on site, with regular attendance, as applicable to the position. This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.


Education/Knowledge: Must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing. Completed an approved Psychiatric Mental Health APRN Program. Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse and as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Tennessee. Obtained Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Have Certificate of Fitness from the Tennessee Board of Nursing. Must have DEA certification.

Experience:  Must have obtained a minimum of 500 clinical hours with a preceptor. 

Abilities: Applicants should possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity.  Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills are necessary in order to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, collaborating agencies, and community professionals, as well as maintaining proper documentation. 

Physical:  Normal outpatient psychiatric clinic environment. Some exposure to biological hazards and unpleasant odors. Hearing of normal and soft tones. Close eye work. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. To ensure the safety of the clients and staff, this position requires certification in and adequate implementation of verbal and physical de-escalation techniques (Handle with Care) that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, getting down on knees, running, and walking.

The McNabb Center ( is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services.  The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services.

MC is an EOE. MC conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.